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Explore Government Subsidies

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Search and browse a database of business incentives awarded by hundreds of cities, counties and states compiled during a 10-month investigation by The New York Times.
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Hip-Hop Stars Support Mississippi Rapper in First Amendment Case

Hip-Hop Stars Support Mississippi Rapper in First Amendment Case | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The case presents an important question that several judges have urged the Supreme Court to decide: When may students be punished for things they say outside of school?
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MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- With Remarks in Affirmative Action Case, Scalia Steps Into ‘Mismatch’ Debate - The New York Times

MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- With Remarks in Affirmative Action Case, Scalia Steps Into ‘Mismatch’ Debate - The New York Times | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
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William Falloure's curator insight, December 18, 2015 10:47 AM

This article talks about Antonin Scalia's recent racist remarks about black students in college. He is currently arguing a case dealing with affirmative action with the University of Texas. According to his argument, an "A" at a bad school would be better than struggling at a good school. Scalia's argument is that schools would accept minorities based on "quotas" of sorts.

Mojde Yadollahikhales's curator insight, December 18, 2015 12:06 PM

Although I am not a grave supporter of the affirmative action, I find all these causes a bit too exaggerated and racist!  Mr. Scalia remarks were most surprising when he said that “most of the black scientists in this country don’t come from schools like the University of Texas.” Rather, the justice continued, “They come from lesser schools where they do not feel that they’re — that they’re being pushed ahead in — in classes that are too — too fast for them.” 

Now this I find outrageous. 

Janvi Pandya's curator insight, December 18, 2015 11:16 PM

Personally, I disagree with Scalia, but I'm interested in hearing what will come out of this debacle. Because the SCOTUS has so much influence and power, this will be an important case to remember

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Judge Rejects Paxton Bid to Block Syrian Refugees, by Alexa Ura

Judge Rejects Paxton Bid to Block Syrian Refugees, by Alexa Ura | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s second attempt to immediately block the arrival of additional Syrian refugees was even shorter-lived than the first. A federal judge on Wednesday quickly rejected his request.
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Klarence Remigio's curator insight, December 11, 2015 1:45 PM

The anti-Muslim sentiment is unfair to the innocent refugees. The innocent refugees are paying the consequences for the actions of a few. 

Allie Friedman's curator insight, December 13, 2015 1:02 PM

"Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s second attempt to immediately block the arrival of additional Syrian refugees was even shorter-lived than the first. A federal judge on Wednesday quickly rejected his request."

Justin Hu's curator insight, December 13, 2015 6:01 PM

I agree with Godbey because if we reject the refugees, then the conflict between our countries will only continue to grow.

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Chemerinsky: 2 Texas cases before SCOTUS could have big implications for race in the US

Chemerinsky: 2 Texas cases before SCOTUS could have big implications for race in the US | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
During the week of Dec. 7, the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two of the most high profile and likely most important cases of the term. On Tuesday, Evenwel
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Caroline Cweren's curator insight, December 11, 2015 11:30 PM

I think one solution would be for states to decide for themselves on some cases instead of the Supreme Court.

Justin Hu's curator insight, December 13, 2015 6:04 PM

The University of Texas's main goal was to promote more diversity, which is why they have a bias when it came to undergraduate admissions.

Max Rosenthal's curator insight, December 14, 2015 8:58 PM

cool that texas is in the spotlight

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The Future Of Polling May Depend On Donald Trump’s Fate

The Future Of Polling May Depend On Donald Trump’s Fate | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Does Donald Trump lead the race for the Republican presidential nomination? Or does he lead it by a “yuuuuuge” margin? Bloomberg recently released a poll that gave Trump 24 percent to Ben Carson’s …
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Azan Haque's curator insight, December 14, 2015 12:52 PM

To me its interesting because other candidates that were polling to the top last year then fell, but Trump seems to be containing his lead, probably because of his constant media attention.

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MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- Everything you need to know about the Paris climate summit and UN talks

MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- Everything you need to know about the Paris climate summit and UN talks | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
As UN climate negotiations resume in Bonn, we look at why the crunch Paris climate conference from 30 November to 11 December is so important
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Jacob Birenbaum's curator insight, December 18, 2015 8:35 AM

It is about time legislation is made on a global scale for the environment. It is up to the rest of the world however to enforce it and we can only wait and see how efficiently the global community can work together 

Mojde Yadollahikhales's curator insight, December 18, 2015 12:19 PM

Not only Obama passed a firm action internationally  but he also personally participated in the show "running wild" and expressed his support by traveling among bears of Alaska and half eaten salmons just to see the melting glaciers.   After the governments of more than 190 nations gathered in Paris, aimed at reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and thus avoiding the threat of dangerous climate change, Obama once again pushed his case forward. 

Janvi Pandya's curator insight, December 18, 2015 11:22 PM

Many Republicans are fuming about this, but lets be clear, more than 200, that TWO HUNDRED, countries signed this, and we are the only ones not thinking long term. Very unintelligent the way I see it. This is obviously a pressing matter that can no longer be denied or swept under the rug by our representatives. 

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What down-ballot campaigns can learn from presidential advance

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Analysis: Keeping Voters Happy Now — and Later, by Ross Ramsey

Analysis: Keeping Voters Happy Now — and Later, by Ross Ramsey | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The terrorists attacked at a time when American political races are underway and people whose fates rise and fall with public sentiment look for ways to get some favorable attention.
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MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- Why Do Young People Like Socialism More Than Older People Do?

MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- Why Do Young People Like Socialism More Than Older People Do? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
There are two big reasons why millennials are embracing the political philosophy that presidential candidate Bernie Sanders preaches: the economy and history.
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Jacob Birenbaum's curator insight, December 18, 2015 8:46 AM

The lack of opportunity and the older and older retirement age both help to facilitate socialism. Although the far fetched in modern America, Bernie sanders is right to mark the great societies of the Nordic countries with much better living standards than the US. Thus young people are attracted to these model countries with high standards of living

Mojde Yadollahikhales's curator insight, December 18, 2015 12:22 PM

Older millennials that graduated from college or got into the workforce in the late 2000s really had a hard time believing in American Dreams and capitalism and that's partly due to the lingering effects of America's last recession. Young people — and not just college graduates — are doing worse than their parents did at their age. Data suggest they earn less, have more student loan debt and aren't able to buy a house as soon. Therefore hopes tend to shift toward new solutions. 

Janvi Pandya's curator insight, December 18, 2015 11:25 PM

I love Bernie, but there's no way this Democratic Socialism is going to win a bipartisan election. The overwhelming benefit of his campaign is not only that more young people are participating in voting (where the turnout has been painfully low recently), but also he is bringing up strong and important points into the light that need to be addressed. Hopefully Hillary can pull this off. As a millennial, I agree with this article; history and economy are major selling points. 

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The Demise of Dixville Notch

The Demise of Dixville Notch | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
And the uncertain future of an odd political tradition.
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MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- How the United States helped create the Islamic State

MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- How the United States helped create the Islamic State | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The Bush administration's mistakes after the invasion of Iraq helped the militant group rise
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BIILLY's curator insight, December 17, 2015 9:26 AM

This is great article

Jacob Birenbaum's curator insight, December 18, 2015 8:44 AM

It's not surprising that American foreign operations go a blunder. As seen in Afghanistan with the mujahideen, the US is no stranger  supporting "rebels" who end up stabbing their supplier in the back.  

Mojde Yadollahikhales's curator insight, December 18, 2015 12:30 PM

The reasons are obvious and plain. In previous decades, political passions centered on anti-colonialism or big landlordism and socialism. The vacuum of power created by the U.S. dissolution of the secular Baath Party encouraged Iraqi politicians to play on sectarian passions in unprecedented ways. Provoking a violent insurgency was likewise fateful. But Americans have difficulty recognizing their own culpability in the rise of the Islamic State for two reasons. First, the public (and the press) seldom understood or credited Iraqi social forces with the ability to act independently, focusing instead on the U.S. military’s campaigns. Second, Iraq became a football in partisan bickering, with dispassionate analysis abandoned for unsubstantiated blame games. Now we need to UNITE.

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Where did the Paris terror attacks take place? - CNN Video

Where did the Paris terror attacks take place?  - CNN Video | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Dozens of people have died after terror attacks in Paris. Eight extremists are dead after the attacks, according to the Paris prosecutor's office.
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Allie Friedman's curator insight, December 13, 2015 1:10 PM

CNN video highlighting location of Paris terror attacks and the background information surrounding the issue.

Sena Sarikaya's curator insight, December 14, 2015 7:43 PM

Beautiful city of Paris was defaced once more by heartless cowards. Let's remember that humanity is in this together. Fight hate with love- not with hate.

Max Rosenthal's curator insight, December 14, 2015 9:08 PM

many similarities

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Obama addresses G20 summit: 'ISIL is the face of evil'

President says nations are united against threat, says progress is being made
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Sena Sarikaya's curator insight, December 14, 2015 7:41 PM

We are all united. Shout out to Turkey for hosting the annual G20

Max Rosenthal's curator insight, December 14, 2015 9:09 PM

addressing the issue head on

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MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- 'Do You Know Me? Do You Know My Heart?' - The New York Times

MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- 'Do You Know Me? Do You Know My Heart?' - The New York Times | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
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William Falloure's curator insight, December 18, 2015 10:46 AM

All of the subjects of these interviews gave response to the policies Donald Trump wants to put in place. They tell of how Americans react negatively to seeing them wearing hijabs or traditional Muslim hats.I believe the policies proposed by Donald Trump are ludicrous and go against the American idea.

Mojde Yadollahikhales's curator insight, December 18, 2015 12:02 PM

I too can relate to some of these Muslims. When I hear of an attack all I care about is not the death or the damage. It is the cause, wishing by heart, hoping by all means that it wouldn't be a Muslim assault. Then soon after I feel guilty of not taking the first humanitarian action. This urge to constantly remind people of the very broad and bold distinctive line between Daesh and Islam is what wears any Muslim down. However I have to point out that the community at Bellaire High have been quite a great support. 

Janvi Pandya's curator insight, December 18, 2015 11:14 PM

Very insightful and interesting, a good read. Brings up a lot of questions that are very important and pertain to the current era of politics

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MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- Heated Arguments Fly At Supreme Court Over Race In College Admissions

MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- Heated Arguments Fly At Supreme Court Over Race In College Admissions | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Toward the end of the affirmative action arguments, Justice Antonin Scalia questioned whether the University of Texas' admission of minority students was really beneficial to those students.
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Rachel Jama's curator insight, December 17, 2015 8:58 PM

This entire case is built on the fact that Abigail Fisher, a girl with mediocre grades felt as though she had a spot that was going to be saved for her when in reality it wasn't. There were other people more deserving of the spot at the college and because she did not receive the position she felt entitled to, she decided to take it to court.

Jacob Birenbaum's curator insight, December 18, 2015 8:38 AM

Race is already a controversial issue in the United States and it is no surprise that it would intensify in the Supreme Court where justices of different ideological beliefs and backgrounds that may provide them with a different perspective on race.

Janvi Pandya's curator insight, December 18, 2015 11:19 PM

I disagree with Abby and Scalia, thinking its close-minded, and almost an excuse. It almost seems like a colossal waste of time just to create more drama. Especially with all of us applying to and getting accepted into universities currently, this is a very interesting case to listen to.

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MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- Supreme Court Justices’ Comments Don’t Bode Well for Affirmative Action

MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- Supreme Court Justices’ Comments Don’t Bode Well for Affirmative Action | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
A majority of the justices seemed unpersuaded on Wednesday that an affirmative action plan at the University of Texas was constitutional.
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Jacob Birenbaum's curator insight, December 18, 2015 8:36 AM

Although critical in the civil rights era, I would hope that society has advanced so far that affirmative action would be unnecessary. Getting Into college should not be based on a principle similar to patronage, rather should be based on a students merit, regardless of race

William Falloure's curator insight, December 18, 2015 10:46 AM

This article is about affirmative action. The case of Fisher v University of Texas is the main point of the article. Abigail Fisher, a white female, feels she was rejected from admission because of her race. In the aftermath of Justice Scalia's racist comments, the court has yet to reach an agreement on a topic that has long been discussed.

Mojde Yadollahikhales's curator insight, December 18, 2015 12:14 PM

The Supreme Court for the second time heard arguments on how race is used in admissions decisions by the University of Texas at Austin, with a majority of justices expressing doubts that the university's plan is constitutional. A ban on affirmative action could lead to fewer minority admissions, as it has in some states that have already outlawed it. However interestingly Florida Schools despite the ban have succeeded the best to admit most Hispanic and Black students percentage of the citizens. 

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Trump’s Anti-Muslim Plan Is Awful. And Constitutional.

Trump’s Anti-Muslim Plan Is Awful. And Constitutional. | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court would have to approve his proposal to bar Muslim immigrants. But that doesn’t mean Americans should accept it.
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Justin Hu's curator insight, December 13, 2015 6:05 PM

I agree that Trump's anti Muslim plan is just not right because it will affect so many lives. People's lives in the U.S and also the lives of those in other countries.. We need to be understanding and let refugees in and promote peace instead of kicking them out.

Esther Brown's curator insight, December 14, 2015 12:30 PM

"The Supreme Court would have to approve his proposal to bar Muslim immigrants. But that doesn’t mean Americans should accept it."

Azan Haque's curator insight, December 14, 2015 12:58 PM

The thing is, the chinese exlusion act was over a hundred years ago, many things such as discrimination against blacks were during that time, that doesnt make it right.

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Negotiating Climate Change: Paris 2015 | Teaching with the News | Brown University

Negotiating Climate Change: Paris 2015 | Teaching with the News | Brown University | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
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How Do I Caucus?

How Do I Caucus? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
January is fast approaching and the caucuses are super confusing. Learn about them here
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Esther Brown's curator insight, December 14, 2015 12:29 PM

Learning how the caucuses work is very important; the process can be be a bit confusing.

Sena Sarikaya's curator insight, December 14, 2015 7:31 PM

Very helpful in understanding the mechanics of caucuses. The media, advertisement, public support make a huge difference. 

Max Rosenthal's curator insight, December 14, 2015 9:00 PM

teaches how to caucus

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Everything you need to know about the Paris climate summit and UN talks

Everything you need to know about the Paris climate summit and UN talks | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
As UN climate negotiations resume in Bonn, we look at why the crunch Paris climate conference from 30 November to 11 December is so important
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Waylon's curator insight, December 11, 2015 2:13 PM

there might be some change in global emmisions of greenhouse gasses. this conference will be essential to the safetly and cleaniness of this world. 

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Clinton Supporters Look to Next Stage of Campaign in Texas, by Patrick Svitek

Clinton Supporters Look to Next Stage of Campaign in Texas, by Patrick Svitek | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
With Hillary Clinton officially on the ballot for the Texas primary, her backers here are starting to look to the next stage of a Democratic campaign that has paid special attention to the deeply red state.
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Max Rosenthal's curator insight, December 14, 2015 9:02 PM

presence is strong in texas

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MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- Leaderless

MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- Leaderless | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
I once asked, “What if Obama can’t lead?” The answer after Paris is painful.
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Jacob Birenbaum's curator insight, December 18, 2015 9:08 AM

Fortunately, the united states has a plan for in case the president fails or proves incapable. Thus I would not be too worried in the case of Obama proving incapable

Mojde Yadollahikhales's curator insight, December 18, 2015 12:36 PM

It is a pity once impulsive individuals question the wisdom and thoughts behind actions of those who take the time to consider the matter. Not only was Obama's response week but it was the strongest one! History has taught us that we learn nothing from History. It repeats itself and here we are back again on the controversial issues of war break and firm actions. Although some solutions suggested may look very appealing at first, such as those of Trump's, they will prove impractical at the end. We as citizens of United States need to stand in support of the president. This war only can start another.

Janvi Pandya's curator insight, December 18, 2015 11:28 PM

Many people don't realize that what Obama is doing is very smart. He isn't creating enemies in the innocent people by annihilating them, he isn't stirring up a massive war by throwing away ground troops, and by stepping back, he is allowing Putin to come in and fight ISIS for our benefit (talk about free rider dilemma). I disagree with thinking his answer is painful, and despite the horrible attacks in Paris, we need to focus on the bigger picture. 

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MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- Who Turned My Blue State Red?

MUST RESCOOP, READ & RESPOND -- Who Turned My Blue State Red? | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Why poor areas vote for politicians who want to slash the safety net.
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BIILLY's curator insight, December 17, 2015 9:42 AM

this article is a good topic to talk about

Jacob Birenbaum's curator insight, December 18, 2015 9:06 AM

The decline in old conservative populations and the liberalisation of young people symbolizes the beginning of the blue America. In the future conservatism will be quite rare.

Mojde Yadollahikhales's curator insight, December 18, 2015 12:27 PM

Dissolving of the safety net, the primary cause of dealignment among citizens. If you need help, no one begrudges you taking the program — they’re good-hearted people. It’s when you’re able-bodied and making choices not to be able-bodied. The political upshot is plain. It’s not the people on the draw that’s voting against the Democrats, it’s everyone else.

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Your Monday Briefing: Paris Attacks, Syria, New England Patriots

Your Monday Briefing: Paris Attacks, Syria, New England Patriots | AP Government & Politics | Scoop.it
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
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Esther Brown's curator insight, December 14, 2015 12:23 PM

Paris Attacks, Syria, New England Patriots- "...what you need to start your day"

Sena Sarikaya's curator insight, December 14, 2015 7:40 PM

The whole world isn't as messed up as we believe! There are good news too 

Max Rosenthal's curator insight, December 14, 2015 9:09 PM

tragic

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Fox News

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Fair & Balanced
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Esther Brown's curator insight, December 14, 2015 12:22 PM

"Hunt For Cold-Blooded Murderers

Sena Sarikaya's curator insight, December 14, 2015 7:40 PM

Classic news report. Interesting choice of words and framing of the event; not surprised at all. Can't believe its possible to discriminate even among criminals. 

Max Rosenthal's curator insight, December 14, 2015 9:10 PM

cowardly crime